Héctor Bellerín


How Hector Bellerin changed the way I looked at footballers

How Hector Bellerin changed the way I looked at footballers by Yusuf. When I was younger my favourite footballer at Arsenal was Samir Nasri. Before he sold his soul for the riches of Manchester City, Nasri started at Arsenal, was one of the most exciting young players in the Premier League, and was even voted French Footballer of the Year. What I loved so much about Nasri was his relatability. Samir Nasri was a diminutive footballer who focused more on his agility and technical quality than his physicality. For a young thirteen year old this was a massive inspiration for me and I often tried to imitate his game as much as I could whenever I had the chance to play. I found the early 2000s Arsenal sides harder to relate to because of the size and power in their profiles, something as a young teenager wasn’t apparent (and still isn’t!) for myself. Nasri being openly Muslim was also a massive part of his lure, but really his style of play was what drew me to him. For me, and I’m sure the case for many, I think what a player does on the pitch is what captures us and plays the biggest role in who we decide are our favourite players.
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Opinion – Arsenal should keep Hector Bellerin for one more year

Why I want to keep Bellerin at Arsenal next season. A year ago, Arsenal’s current longest servant and youth academy graduate, Hector Bellerin left on a season long loan to Real Betis in his native country Spain, most Arsenal fans didn’t expect him to play for the Gunners again.
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Héctor Bellerín on El Gran Derbi and Life at Betis

In this bonus episode, Ian is joined by Ryan Hunn and special guest Héctor Bellerín to discuss playing for Betis against Sevilla in the weekend’s controversial El Gran Derbi and the legendary rivalry (01:00). He also discusses life in Seville (16:06), growing up a Betis fan, lockdown in London, family, and what led to his move back to Spain on loan (21:36).

Hector Bellerin explains why he asked for Arsenal exit

Hector Bellerin has revealed that being separated from his family during lockdown led to his request to leave Arsenal. Bellerin brought his ten-year stay at the club to an end in the summer by asking for an exit, and after Arsenal had brought in Takehiro Tomiyasu from Bologna, the decision was made to send Bellerin on loan to Real Betis.

Hector Bellerin admits he doesn't want to go back to Arsenal

Hector Bellerin has admitted he would rather stay at Real Betis permanently than return to parent club Arsenal when his loan spell concludes. The Spaniard was a permanent fixture in the Gunners' starting XI for seven seasons, making 239 appearances in all competitions for the north London side, but was sent back to his homeland this term as it became clear he was not in Mikel Arteta's plans.

Arsenal land Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu as Hector Bellerin joins Real Betis on loan

Arsenal have completed the signing of Bologna defender Takehiro Tomiyasu, the club have announced, shortly after right-back Hector Bellerin left to join Real Betis on loan. Sources have told ESPN the deal for Tomiyasu is in the region of €20 million -- a fee Arsenal's north London rivals Tottenham were close to agreeing for the 22-year-old before negotiations collapsed. The Japan international has signed a four-year deal at the Emirates with an option of a further year.

Arsenal sign defender Takehiro Tomiyasu as Hector Bellerin departs

Arsenal have completed the signing of Takehiro Tomiyasu from Bologna and let long-serving defender Hector Bellerin depart on loan to Real Betis during a busy end to transfer deadline day.Japan international Tomiyasu, who can play both right-back and centre-back, has signed a “long-term” contract at the Emirates Stadium after making 63 appearances for the Serie A side during the last two seasons.The 22-year-old represented his country at the Tokyo Games this summer and is currently away on international duty which will delay his arrival in north London.Manager Mikel Arteta told the official club website: “Takehiro is a strong defender with good experience in Serie...

Real Betis complete signing of Arsenal defender Hector Bellerin

Real Betis have completed the signing of Arsenal full-back Hector Bellerin. Betis have been limited in their spending this summer having felt the pinch of the coronavirus pandemic. The Andalusian side were left close to their La Liga salary cap after reductions to each team’s limit ahead of this season.

Héctor Bellerín: An Arsenal Story

Aged just 16, a fresh-faced Héctor Bellerín arrived in north London in 2011, having completed a transfer from his boyhood club Barcelona. Over the next ten years, the Spaniard would go on to make 183 Premier League appearances for the Gunners, winning three FA Cups and racking up more assists for the club than any other defender in its history.